Russell M. RobinsonRussell M. Robinson II

2006 Ayscue Professionalism Award Winner


Russell M. Robinson, II, founded Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, PA. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and commercial law, securities, and charitable foundations and other nonprofit organizations.

 Mr. Robinson has served the legal profession in a variety of volunteer positions, including Chair of the Business Corporation Act Drafting Committee of the North Carolina General Statute Commission, Chair of the Committee on Civil Justice of the Commission for the Future of Justice and the Courts in North Carolina, President of the Mecklenburg County Bar, member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, and Director of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

He has also been very active in the community, serving in leadership positions on the boards of The Duke Endowment, United Way of Central Carolinas, Christ Episcopal Church, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, Southminster, Inc., Wing Haven Foundation, Charlotte City Club, Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center, Florence Crittendon Home, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Junior Achievement of Charlotte, and the YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors.

Among Mr. Robinsons many public service awards are the North Carolina Bar Associations John J. Parker Award for Conspicuous Service to the Cause of Jurisprudence, the Duke Law Schools Charles S. Rhyne Award for Significant Contribution to Public Service, and an honorary Doctor of Public Service from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

He received his law degree from Duke University in 1956. He was Order of the Coif. His book, Robinson on North Carolina Corporation Law (7th ed.), is considered the leading treatise and resource on North Carolina corporate law.

Mr. Robinson has been married to Sally Gossett Dalton Robinson for 53 years, and they have three children.